Science week is in Co Kildare

Science Week is coming to Kildare! The Science Week highlight tonight is Passwords and Privacy. This centres around designing a future where your secrets are safe. The lecture is by Dr. Ollie Mason and Dr. David Malone (Hamilton Institute, Maynooth University). Many online systems use passwords to restrict access to information. These passwords cause problems for all their users and people have continually looked for better ways to use passwords and authenticate people.  Privacy has also become a serious concern recently, driven by the growth of the same on-line systems.  Traditional approaches based on simply removing names are wholly inadequate for the new challenges presented.  This talk will look at how we have arrived at this situation and discuss how best to design future systems to protect us. Iontas Building, North Campus, Maynooth University, Maynooth. Tomorrow in Co Kildare there will be a lecture on  Your Alarm Clock and You: the Science of Social Jetlag. Lecture by Dr. Andrew Coogan (Psychology, Maynooth University).  Do you need an alarm clock to wake up yourself or your teenage children to get them out to school? Have you ever considered that waking before your body has determined it is appropriate to wake might be bad for your mental and physical well-being in the long term? Then you might be interested in learning about the science of social jetlag. This talk will explore the prevalence of social jetlag in Western societies and look at the evidence that social jetlag may be impairing our physical and psychological health,  Iontas Building, North Campus Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.   On Friday the event is   Robot Soccer. Demonstrations (3 sessions) for primary schools of Robo Eireann, the robot soccer team of the Autonomous Robotics Research group at Maynooth University.  Robo Eireann ( has been developed by an inter-disciplinary team of researchers from the Department of Electronic Engineering, the Department of Computer Science, and the Hamilton Institute.  By invitation only at Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. ·         Science Night Open Labs. Try out simple hands-on experiments, watch demonstrations, and participate in competitions, in biology, chemistry, computer science, electronic engineering, mathematics, physics, and psychology. This night is suitable for all ages with everyone welcome.    Callan Building and Science Building, North Campus, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare  

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